Monday, July 24, 2017

LEICA-SINAR VIEW CAMERAS AND DIGITAL BACKS







The pinnacle of professional photography is, and will remain, the view camera, for which the make of Sinar is one of the best known manufacturers.  After becoming part of Leica Camera AG, they have been able to develop some exciting new things.

During recent years, photography with view cameras has had to struggle considerably with the digital photography juggernaut, even though Sinar view cameras continue to be in daily use, especially when it comes to professionalism and unhindered creativity.
Even after being bought out by Leica, the Sinar headquarters remained in Zurich and they continue to be a Swiss company.

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View camera with their numerous adjustment possibilities are still without equal.  Perspective and overall sharpness can be controlled and evaluated directly with the camera.  Post production processes with computer systems, which often result in visible loss of quality, are unnecessary.

The principles of optical design remain unchanged with digital photography, but cameras and lenses needed to reach entirely new dimensions in terms of resolution and image quality.  New and specifically designed camera systems are capable to take full advantage of the capabilities of today’s digital backs.  However, this is only possible with modern view cameras and their adjustment capabilities which allow for proper adjustments of perspective, adjustments to obtain correct proportions and undistorted angles.  In addition, only view cameras allow altering the plane of focus in an image via the application of the Scheimpflug principle.

Sinar professional camera systems are optimized for digital professional photography. The Sinar p3 professional camera sets the standards in professional studio photography, thanks to the self-locking gears and overall precision.  All digital backs, regardless of manufacturer, can be adapted to the Sinar camera platforms.

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But Sinar also provides professionals with their own one- and multi-shot digital backs. The Sinarback eXact is based on the Sinar Microscan technology and achieves image data up to 576 MB (RGB / 8-bit) in multi-shot quality. Thanks to a downscaling function, image sizes of twelve to 192 megapixels can be generated with this back.

Sinar multi-shot backs are used especially in still-life photography or in archival  photography. They deliver four times the color resolutions compared to instant capture models. These differences in image quality are quite obvious and cannot be achieved with even the most powerful oneshot products. In four-shot shots, the CCD pixel matrix is shifted three times from one exposure to the next by exactly one pixel raster so that each pixel is captured by each base color (red, blue, and green twice). A further decisive argument for the multishot technology is the markedly reduced moirĂ© effect, which is hardly visible due to the controlled color overlay. With this recording technique the image interpolation is completely eliminated.

Especially museums rely on Sinar CTM (CTM = Color to Match), a joint development of Sinar with RIT, the Rochester Institute of Technology. With this dual-pass filter system extreme color accuracy of multispectral multi-shot images are combined with the workflow of a digital camera system. The preferred fields of application here are the digitization of artifacts as well as reproduction and scientific photography with claim to extreme color fidelity.


The new Sinarback S 30|45 is specially designed for mobile use. A 3 "inch display provides a live image, which can also be shown on an iPad. On-Location, the image data is stored on CF or SD cards. Thanks to tethered shooting via USB 3.0, the data can also be transferred directly to the software Sinar CaptureFlow. A special feature is the fact that the back can be used not only for photos. Optionally a video function in Full HD up to 4K resolution is available.


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

LEICA RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING TL2 ISSUE





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By Josh Lehrer, Leica Store Miami

Leica just released a statement acknowledging a serious issue with the recently released TL2 camera. In some cases, when using the Visoflex (Typ 020) electronic viewfinder on the TL2, the camera can be rendered completely inoperable with no way to recover.

At the moment, all sales of TL2 cameras have been halted until the issue is resolved. Fortunately, Leica has indicated the cause has been identified and that an upcoming firmware update can fix the issue. The official statement, from Leica:

We have identified the cause of the failure when using the TL2 in combination with the electronic viewfinder (Visoflex). It is very likely that this can be resolved with a firmware update. In order to avoid any and all risks, the new firmware will be tested intensively. As soon as the tests have been completed successfully, we will inform you accordingly.

If you’ve already purchased a TL2, the camera will work fine as long as you do not use a Visoflex. If you have experienced the failure and your camera has stopped working, you can contact your original dealer to arrange for a return/exchange. We will continue to post updates as we receive them and will also post a link to the new firmware when it is released.


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